The Massachusetts Farm Energy Program (MFEP) is a statewide collaborative effort, providing direct technical and financial assistance to farmers and agricultural businesses. We bring together federal, state, industry, and private support to streamline resources available to Massachusetts farmers in order to:
• increase on-farm energy conservation and efficiency
• promote alternative and renewable energy strategies for on-farm energy generation
• improve farm viability by reducing energy consumption and costs, and
• reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.
MFEP is a joint project of Berkshire-Pioneer Resource Conservation & Development Area, Inc. and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), developed with support from the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
We offer a range of services to the farming community, including technical resources and referrals, audits and consultations, financial incentives, and funding facilitation – all with a focus on helping bring projects from concept to completion.